If you’ve been looking in the mirror and wishing there was something you could do to erase the telltale signs of aging on your face, you’re not alone. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which means we lose facial volume and gain wrinkles. Think of it like the surface and shape of a grape. It starts out plump and smooth, but over time the skin becomes drier and more wrinkled as the volume inside the grape decreases. (more…)
If you’ve ever seen floating specks or small flashes of light in your field of vision, you’ve most likely wondered what was causing them and if you should be concerned that there’s a problem with your eyes.
The appearance of these “floaters and flashes” stems from the fluid that fills the inside of the eye, which is called the vitreous gel. When small strands or clumps of tissue form in the vitreous gel, they cast shadows on the retina. These shadows may look like floating specks, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision, and are often visible when looking at a plain background, such as a blank piece of paper or a clear, blue sky. (more…)
Fillers are commonly used around the eyes to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. While many people have heard about fillers, most wonder about how safe they are and how they work.
Like other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, peels, and laser treatments, fillers are safe and effective for smoothing fine lines or adding volume and support to help lift and contour wrinkles and folds in the face.
Macular degeneration is a relatively common condition that results in the loss of central vision. This means that when you’re looking directly at an object, whether near or far, your vision will be blurry and you won’t be able to see details. However, your peripheral vision is not affected. (more…)
Dr. Anzeljc was recently invited on to The Dr. Bob Show to discuss oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Bob Overholt opened the segment by acknowledging that it’s common to stress the importance of regular eye exams for detecting problems within the eye, like cataracts or to see if the back of the eye indicates general health problems such as high blood pressure.
“But what if there are problems on the outside of the eye?” Dr. Bob asked. Problems outside the eye might involve the orbit, the lid, blocked or excessive tearing, or a laceration. He noted that in those cases, special oculoplastic surgeries may be needed to relieve these issues. (more…)